Education

Adult Education

Adult Forum

Throughout the year, there are adult education programs that meet after both the 8:15 am and 10:15 am Sunday Services. Previous topics have included a Lenten Series on forgiveness, The Good Book Club (reading an entire book of scripture), and a series on The Way of Love.

Bible Study

There are currently three Bible study groups. One meets at church, on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM in the conference room next to the church office. Two meet off site, one Thursday evenings, and the other a group for mothers. Contact: church office.

Spiritual Direction

Also known as “spiritual companionship,” a Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction trained spiritual director is available to journey with you as you deepen your relationship with God. Contact: Maureen Jenkins or church office.

Shrine Mont

A parish retreat is held every year at the beautiful Episcopal Retreat Center in Orkney Springs. This takes place on the fourth weekend in September. The focus for the adult program in 2019 was “Finding the Gospel in Turbulent Times.”

Youth Education

Nursery

Infant and childcare provided during the 10:15 AM Sunday service and at other announced times for special events. Contact: Gray Snead.

Sunday School and Children’s Chapel

Sunday school has offerings for children as young as Age 2, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, and Grades 1-6. At 10 AM children participate in an age-appropriate Worship service in the Parish Hall followed by Church School. Children later join their families in Church at the Peace before the Eucharist. Contact: Gray Snead.

Rite 13

Youth Spiritual formation, grades 7-8. The class name comes from a liturgical rite of passage we celebrate with the young people around their 13th birthday. During these two years, the community celebrates the amazing creative power and potential of these young people, and creates a safe haven in which to explore new ideas, new interests and new abilities. Contact: Gray Snead.

Confirmation Class

Youth Spiritual formation, grades 9-10. The class helps teens create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills they will need in adulthood. Teens learn different methods of Scripture reading, prayer and community-building. After two years, they are acknowledged as being equipped for new levels of responsibility and are given an opportunity to be confirmed in the Church. Questions, interest in confirmation, or serving as an adult mentor for teens, please contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd.

Youth Group

Youth group for High School students, grades 9-12, offering teens opportunities to share their faith through fellowship and community service. It is a youth led organization that meets after the 10:15 AM service and plans monthly fellowship activities. Challenged to become good stewards of their time, talent and treasure, the group focuses on identifying their gifts and commit to a specific ministry that uses those gifts within the Church or the wider community. Questions, or interest in leadership support, Contact: Fred Vogel.

Shrine Mont

A parish retreat is held every year at the beautiful Episcopal Retreat Center in Orkney Springs. This takes place on the fourth weekend in September. There is nursery care for the youngest children, and specific activities appropriate for children all ages. Contact: Gray Snead.

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 Sunday School and Children's Chapel begin at 10 AM on Sundays. Online registration is here.

 

For more information on Sunday School and other activities for children, youth, teens, and families please visit our "Youth and Families" page.

For more information on learning opportunities for adults please visit our "Adults" page.